Andy García

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Andy Garcia
Andy Garcia at the 2009 Deauville American Film Festival-01A.jpg
BornAndrés Arturo García Menéndez
(1956-04-12) April 12, 1956 (age 58)
Havana, Cuba
Alma materFlorida International University
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Marivi Lorido García (m. 1982)
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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is Menéndez.
Andy Garcia
Andy Garcia at the 2009 Deauville American Film Festival-01A.jpg
BornAndrés Arturo García Menéndez
(1956-04-12) April 12, 1956 (age 58)
Havana, Cuba
Alma materFlorida International University
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Marivi Lorido García (m. 1982)

Andrés Arturo García Menéndez (born April 12, 1956), professionally known as Andy Garcia, is an American actor and director. He became known in the late 1980s and 1990s, having appeared in several successful Hollywood films, including The Godfather Part III, The Untouchables, Internal Affairs and When a Man Loves a Woman. More recently, he has starred in Ocean's Eleven and its sequels, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, and The Lost City.

García was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vincent Mancini in The Godfather Part III.

Early life[edit]

García was born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez in Havana, Cuba.[1] His mother, Amelie Menéndez, was an English teacher, and his father, René García Núñez, was an avocado farmer and attorney in Cuba, and later owned a fragrance business in the United States.[2][3] García has an older brother, René. When García was five years old, the family moved to Miami, Florida, after the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion. Over a period of several years, they built up a million-dollar perfume company. García was raised as a Roman Catholic[4] and attended Miami Beach Senior High School, where he played on the basketball team. During his last year in high school, he became ill with mononucleosis,[5] which convinced him to pursue a career in acting. He began his acting career taking a drama class with Jay W. Jensen in his senior year at Miami Beach Senior High School. He graduated from Florida International University in Miami.[6]


At the flight line tower, İncirlik Air Base, Turkey, December 7, 2001

García began acting at Florida International University but soon went to Hollywood. He had a short role in the first episode of "Murder, She Wrote" as "1st white tough" in 1984. He played the role of a gang member in the first episode of the popular TV series Hill Street Blues. He appeared in a supporting role in 1985's The Mean Season alongside Kurt Russell. Director Brian De Palma engaged him for The Untouchables (1987).

In 1989, Garcia did the Ridley Scott film Black Rain with Michael Douglas. Also in 1989, Francis Ford Coppola was casting The Godfather Part III. García won the part of Vincent Mancini, the illegitimate son of Sonny Corleone, and earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance.

In the 1990s, Garcia appeared in Internal Affairs, in which he engages in a battle of wits with a corrupt fellow police officer, played by Richard Gere. He played a conflicted good samaritan in Hero (1992), the enabling husband of an alcoholic in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), a doomed criminal in Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995), a crusading lawyer in the drama Night Falls on Manhattan (1997), and a cop trying to save his gravely ill son in the action thriller Desperate Measures (1998).

He portrayed the ruthless Las Vegas casino owner Terry Benedict in 2001's Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack caper movie. He also appeared in the sequel, Ocean's Twelve (2004), and in the final film, Ocean's Thirteen (2007).

In 2005, he released The Lost City, which he co-wrote, directed, and starred in, alongside Dustin Hoffman and Bill Murray.

In 2006, he appeared in the last episode of the Turkish TV series Kurtlar Vadisi, along with Sharon Stone.

Hemingway project[edit]

Garcia is slated to direct the upcoming film Hemingway & Fuentes about famous writer Ernest Hemingway co-written by Garcia and Hemingway's niece Hilary Hemingway. Originally, announced stars included Anthony Hopkins, Annette Bening and Garcia himself. Filming was originally to have begun in January 2013,[7][8] but due to delays, Hopkins left the project and Garcia announced that the role of Hemingway would be played by actor Jon Voight.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

At the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival with Julianna Margulies (left) and his daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido

In 1982, García married Marivi Lorido.[11] García and his wife have four children: daughters Dominik Garcia-Lorido (b. 1983), an actress, Daniella (b. 1988), and Alessandra (b. 1991); and son Andres (b. 2002).[12][13] He is a Republican.[14]


2005 Valley of the Wolves (Kurtlar Vadisi, Turkish TV Series) Amon 2014 Valley of the Wolves, (Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu, Turkish TV Series) Amon

1983Blue Skies AgainKen
1983A Night in HeavenT. J. The Bartender
1984The Lonely GuyUncredited
1985The Mean SeasonRay Martínez
19868 Million Ways to DieAngel Moldonado
1987The UntouchablesAgent George Stone/Giuseppe Petri
1988Stand and DeliverDr. Ramírez
1988American RouletteCarlos Quintas
1989Black RainDet. Charlie Vincent
1990Internal AffairsRaymond Avilla
1990A Show of ForceLuis Ángel Mora
1990The Godfather Part IIIVincent ManciniNominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1991Dead AgainGray Baker
1992HeroJohn Bubber
1992Jennifer 8Sgt. John Berlin
1994When a Man Loves a WomanMichael GreenNominated—MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male
1995Things to Do in Denver When You're DeadJimmy "The Saint" Tosnia
1995Dangerous MindsScenes deleted
1995Steal Big Steal LittleRuben Partida Martinez/Robert Martin/Narrator
1996Night Falls on ManhattanSean CaseyNominated—ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film
1996The Disappearance of Garcia LorcaFederico García LorcaNominated—ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film
1997HoodlumCharlie "Lucky" Luciano
1998Desperate MeasuresFrank ConnerALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film
1999Just the TicketGary StarkeAlso producer
Nominated—ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film
2001The UnsaidMichael HunterAlso executive producer
Direct-to-DVD release
2001The Man from Elysian FieldsByronAlso producer
2001Ocean's ElevenTerry BenedictALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated—DVD Exclusive Award for Best Audio Commentary shared with Brad Pitt and Matt Damon
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
2003ConfidenceSpecial Agent Gunther Butan
2003Just Like Mona
2004TwistedMike Delmarco
2004ModiglianiAmedeo ModiglianiAlso executive producer
2004Ocean's TwelveTerry BenedictNominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
2005The Lazarus ChildJack Heywood
2005The Lost CityFico FelloveAlso executive producer/director
Imagen Foundation Award for Best Director
Nominated—ALMA Award for Outstanding Director - Motion Picture
Nominated—Imagen Foundation Award for Best Actor
2006Smokin' AcesStanley Locke
2007The Air I BreatheFingers
2007Ocean's ThirteenTerry BenedictNominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry (entire cast)
2008New York, I Love YouGarry
2008Beverly Hills ChihuahuaDelgadoVoice only
2009The Pink Panther 2Inspector Vicenzo Brancaleone
2009City IslandVince RizzoAlso producer
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2009La LineaJavier Salazar
2010Across the LineJorge Garza
20115 Days of WarMikheil Saakashvili
2012For Greater GloryEnrique Gorostieta Velarde
2012A Dark TruthJack Begosian
2013Open RoadChuck
2013At MiddletonGeorge
2014Let's Be CopsDetective Brolin
2014Kill the MessengerNorwin Meneses
2014What About LovePeter TarltonPost-production
2014Rob the MobBig Al
2014Rio 2EduardoVoice only
2015Max SteelDr. Miles EdwardsFilming
2015Headlock [15]Gerald HotchkissFilming
1978¿Qué Pasa, USA?Pepe (Carmen's Boyfriend)Episode: "Here Comes the Bride"
1979Archie Bunker's PlaceManuelEpisode: "Building the Restaurant"
1981, 1984Hill Street BluesStreet Kid
Episode: "Hill Street Station"
Episode: "Hair Apparent"
1983For Love and HonorMedicEpisode: "For Love and Honor" (pilot)
1984Murder, She Wrote1st White ToughEpisode: "The Murder of Sherlock Holmes" (pilot)
1984BrothersJoseEpisode: "Happy Birthday Me!"
1985The New Alfred Hitchcock PresentsAlejandroEpisode: "Breakdown"
1986Foley SquareA movie star seeking to sue his business managerEpisode: "The Star"
1988Clinton and NadineClinton DillardTV movie
1999Swing VoteJoseph Michael KirklandABC television movie
2000For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval StoryArturo SandovalAlso producer
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie shared with Jellybean Benitez and Celia D. Costas
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
2001FrasierTerranceEpisode: "Bully for Martin"
2003Will & GraceMiloEpisode: "Field of Queens"
2005Kurtlar VadisiAmonEpisode: 4.96
Episode: 4.97
2006George LopezRayEpisode: "George Doesn't Trustee Angie's Brother"
2008Classical Baby (I'm Grown Up Now): The Poetry ShowHimselfTV movie
2009The National Parks: America's Best IdeaVarious historical figuresVoice only
2010Top GearHimselfSeries 15, episode 4
2011The SimpsonsSlick PublisherEpisode: "The Book Job"
2012Dora the ExplorerDon QuixoteEpisode: "Dora's Royal Rescue"
2012Dora's Royal RescueDon QuixoteTV movie
2013Christmas in ConwayDuncan MayorTV movie
2013Doll & EmAndyEpisode: 1.5
TV mini-series
2014Kurtlar Vadisi PusuAmonEpisode: 9.230
Episode: 9.231
Episode: 9.232
Episode: 9.235

Other awards and nominations[edit]

ALMA Awards

Nostros Golden Eagle Awards

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Was Walt Disney frozen after death? Top 10 celebrity myths debunked". The Daily Telegraph (London). April 30, 2009. Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ Blau, Eleanor (July 24, 1987). "New Face; A Fervor For Film Pays Off: Andy Garcia". The New York Times. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Andy Garcia Biography (2010-)". 1956-04-12. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  4. ^ Aitkenhead, Decca (July 19, 2010). "Andy Garcia: 'The problem with producing movies? You get paid last'". Retrieved April 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Andy Garcia Biography". The Biography Channel. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  6. ^ "Andy Garcia - Biography". Net Glimpse. Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  7. ^ Chitwood, Adam. "HEMINGWAY & FUENTES Finally Moving Forward with Anthony Hopkins, Annette Bening, and Andy Garcia". Collider. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (May 16, 2012). "Cannes 2012: Anthony Hopkins and Andy Garcia to Film 'Hemingway & Fuentes'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ staff (January 29, 2014). "Sir Anthony Hopkins exits Andy Garcia's Ernest Hemingway movie". Express. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  10. ^ Molina, Melissa (February 4, 2014). "Interview: Andy Garcia Talks About 'At Middleton,' 'Hemingway & Fuentes'". Screen Crave. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Andy Garcia's 'Twisted' Role". CBS News. February 25, 2004. 
  12. ^ "'Steal Big' star Andy Garcia was ready for a more light-hearted role.(Originated from The Virginian-Pilot)". Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. September 29, 1995. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Andy Garcia, Family Welcome Arrival of New Son". San Jose Mercury News. January 30, 2002. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  14. ^ Hollywood Congress of Republicans
  15. ^ Polish brothers: Headlock

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